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(Simulium) jenningsi species group

Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium fibrinflatum - Simulium fibrinflatum Simulium? - Simulium - female Simulium? - Simulium - female Simulium? - Simulium - female Fly - Simulium Simuliidae, dorsal - Simulium - female Simuliid - Simulium Simuliid - Simulium
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Simuliidae (Black Flies)
Genus Simulium
No Taxon (Simulium) jenningsi species group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Simulium (Phosterodoros) Stone and Snoddy, 1969
Numbers
22 species
Identification
The shiny frons of the female distinguishes this group from most other Simulium.
Range
Eastern USA and adjacent Canada
Season
Species of the group are multivoltine and may fly from spring to fall.
Food
Females feed on mammal blood, and perhaps opportunisticly on birds. Both sexes may feed on flowers or other sugar sources.
Remarks
Includes the common eastern pest species Simulium jenningsi. Although they do bite man they are not especially aggressive on an individual basis. They are pests because there are so many of them.